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Project Coordinator

1127 17 Avenue NW, Suite 4, Calgary, AB, T2M 0P7 [map]
10-15 hours / monthly
**Emails have been sent out requesting resumes, if you have applied and NOT received a follow up email, please let us know.**

We're looking for a volunteer to assist with project coordination over the next 5 months. Each month has objectives, as we build toward our virtual town hall event this fall, and our big launch in 2021. We'll meet virtually to get you on-boarded and then the deliverables will be managed between us. For the most part, it's at your convenience. You'll have support to figure out the details, to feel confident when sending an email response, and to suggest innovative ideas that can help!

You will help in planning and organizing programs and activities as well as carry out important operational duties. To be an excellent project coordinator, you must be organized and detail-oriented, comfortable working with diverse groups of people. If you have further skills in mental health, mental wellness, or mental illness support, we’d like to meet you. The goal will be to facilitate the effective management of programs according to the organization’s standards. Applications accepted until June 26, 2020 at 12:00PM MST.

Coordinator Responsibilities:
Answer telephones and respond to inquiries from partners and participants
Create, compile and export databases containing all information for each event
Execute budgets for events and manage funds accordingly
Take information from partners, speakers, and educators
Process end-of-project reporting
Process and file invoices from vendors
Inspect public areas prior to events 
Promote brand image and awareness through social media
Form contacts with local media outlets, both online and off
Answer potential clients' questions about facility and amenities
Support contractors' and relevant audiovisual equipment

Required Coordinator skills:
Proven experience as program coordinator or relevant position
OR 3+ years' experience in nonprofit leadership or event management
Bachelor's degree required
Knowledge of project management and business development procedures
Tech savvy, proficient in MS Office
Ability to remain calm under pressure
Familiarity with nonprofit general policies and protocols
Excellent problem solving and prioritizing skills
Excellent time-management and organizational skills
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge of budgeting, bookkeeping and reporting
Ability to work with diversity and multi-disciplinary teams
Detail-oriented and efficient

**As part of a recovery strategy for Calgary, we’re presenting a town hall event in October or November 2020. This strategy is meant to support the ecosystem serving mental health, mental wellness, and mental illness. We are connecting the community to showcase work, share knowledge, and discover new partnerships that work.

We're doing this to support the recovery of Alberta’s organizations that work to  support and understand mental health. The discussion will help Calgarians to better understand, organize, and galvanize the ecosystem. Ideally this event will enable us to  identify the mental health, mental wellness, and mental illness ecosystems in Calgary and surrounding area.

We are the Perlin Foundation for Wellbeing. Our organization is working to establish a mental health festival in Calgary within the next 5 7 years. We work to advance health or support services’ resilience in the economics of uncertainty. We work to connect  smaller niche nonprofits with larger partners to ensure the ecosystem prospers, and show a different way to support vulnerable populations, the general public, and service providers. We feel that this work will save at risk organizations and ensure that services are available to those who need it, so that we can all win.
Additional Details & Skills Required
We offer an onboarding orientation virtually when you begin, and another orientation for the event in the fall.
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
This is an opportunity for you to build your skills and confidence, as you'll be connecting with all levels of government and corporate businesses. It's an excuse to reach out to strategic planners, creative designers, artists, and more as we build toward the Bliss Project in 2021. You will hone your relationship-building skills, develop your negotiation tactics, and learn how to suggest innovative paths forward. Also, it's a look at Calgary from a different perspective!
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  • Accessible by public transit